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VIDEO: Thailand Uses Drones To Solve The Air Pollution Problem In Bangkok

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Thailand trying to solve Bangkok's air pollution problem using water-spraying drones
  • The level of air pollution reached to an extent where the authorities had to close schools for the rest of the week

Thailand's capital Bangkok is currently grappled with toxic Air pollution problem and now they are trying to solve the problem using water-spraying drones.

The move comes after the city's governor invited experts to brainstorm better ways and ideas to deal with Bangkok's air pollution problem and improve the air quality.

The level of air pollution reached to an extent where the authorities had to close schools for the rest of the week. Public Health Ministry has also advised against outdoor activities and putting limitations on diesel exhaust, outdoor burning and construction activities.

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However, Bangkok's governor Asawin Kwanmuang acknowledged although drones aren't a long-term solution, he thinks "every bit of effort helps."

The concerned authorities brought in a convoy of fire trucks and half a dozen military drones.  After setting them up, drones and water cannon started spraying water into the empty sky above.

Director of Bangkok's Fire and Rescue Department Somjiak Nonthagaew said they plan to continue spraying water cannons and fly drones until there's been an improvement in air quality.

Watch the video below:

(With agency inputs)

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